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HPU Welcomes Senior Writer Jeri Rowe
HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 17, 2014 – High Point University recently added Jeri Rowe to its staff as senior writer. He joins the Office of Communications after 28 years writing and editing for newspapers. Rowe tells the university’s story through a variety of formats, including thematic books, short- and long-form stories and blogs. His work […]
Students Help Children Make Healthy Choices
HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 12, 2014 – High Point University students enrolled in the Nutrition and Healthy Living service learning course dedicated a semester to educating children at the Carl Chavis YMCA childcare center about healthy living. Every week, HPU students would creatively teach the children how to make healthy choices as well as make […]
Senior Honored for Community Service
HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 3, 2014 – High Point University senior Stefanie Vorleiter was recently honored with the 2014 Community Impact Student Award by North Carolina Campus Compact. The award recognizes students with outstanding leadership and service qualities. Vorleiter, an international business major from New Bern, is one of 18 students across the state to […]
HPU Invites Community to Annual ‘Lessons and Carols’ Candlelight Service
The service will be broadcast live to the Chapel fellowship hall to accommodate overflow attendance and online at HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 26, 2014 – High Point University will celebrate the holiday season with its annual “Lessons and Carols” Candlelight Service at 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 10 in the Hayworth Chapel. The public is […]
Book Buddies Celebrate the Holidays
HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 24, 2014 – Jairus Jones, a third-grader at Montlieu Academy of Technology, wandered up and down the library aisles in the High Point University School of Education with his book buddy Breana Pavenski, a junior at HPU, in search of a book he’d like to read in the future. “I like […]
HPU to Host Opera Scenes Concert
HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 18, 2014 – Love, murder, comedy, intrigue. High Point University will soon offer the community a variety of programming in an upcoming Opera Scenes concert at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 2 in the Charles E. Hayworth Memorial Chapel. The concert is free and open to the public; tickets are not required. […]
Industry Exposé: Students Work at High Point Market
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 23, 2014 – Located in the furniture capital of the world, the High Point Market provides valuable experiential learning opportunities for High Point University students to work side-by-side renowned interior designers without ever leaving the city. As the fall market wraps up this year, so too do the priceless networking, career […]
HPU to Host Israeli Author Keret
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 21, 2014 – The High Point University Phoenix Reading Series will host a reading by Israeli author and director Etgar Keret at 7 p.m. on Nov. 6 in the R.G. Wanek Center cinema. The event, presented in conjunction with the Faculty Cultural Enrichment Grant Series, is free and open to the […]
HPU Lowers Flags in Remembrance of Fallen Firefighters
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 10, 2014 – High Point University will lower its flags to half-staff on Sunday, Oct. 12 in honor of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service. President Barack Obama issued a proclamation for flags to be lowered in honor of the nation’s firefighters and in remembrance of 107 firefighters who have lost […]
Cardiovascular Health Expert to Speak at HPU
HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 15, 2014 – The School of Health Sciences at High Point University will welcome Dr. Jason D. Allen for its Distinguished Lecture Series at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 24.The event will be held in the Francis Auditorium of Phillips Hall on the HPU campus. It is open to the public; no […]
Davis Represents HPU at Millennial Leaders Conference
HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 12, 2014 – Rev. Preston Davis, minister to the university, recently represented High Point University at the Millennial Leaders Conference in New York. Of the more than 400 applicants, Davis was one of 38 selected to be a part of the first cohort of spiritual leaders and social activists gathered to […]
Fraternity Hosts Empathy Dinner
HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 17, 2014 – Pi Kappa Phi hosted an Empathy Dinner for the second year in a row to increase awareness of people who live with disabilities. Each participant experienced a disability for the night; some were blindfolded while others could only eat with one arm. “My disability was that I couldn’t […]
Students Celebrate Traditions and Customs of Hanukkah
HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 8, 2014 – HPU’s Jewish student population shared their faith and holiday traditions with the HPU community during the annual Hanukkah dinner on Dec. 5. “It’s important to share your faith with others and experience other faiths,” said Jordan Weiss, a student leader of HPU’s Hillel chapter. As Weiss and other […]
What Callie Sees
Callie Klinkmueller knew. One Friday afternoon near sunset, walking back across campus with a friend, she couldn’t help but notice. The setting sun had turned Popsicle orange, fingering its light across clouds that looked like stretched cotton. So, she took a shot of a fountain at High Point University and sent it to her mom […]
Student Life Hires Arena as Area Coordinator
HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 25, 2014 – The Office of Student Life at High Point University recently welcomed Curtis Arena to the team as area coordinator. In his new position, Arena is responsible for supervising resident assistants and ensuring a successful residence life experience for students in their assigned residence hall. He also supervises a […]
Animal Stars Steal the Stage at HPU
HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 18, 2014 – Humans and animals alike recently filled High Point University’s Francis Auditorium of Phillips Hall for a presentation by Dr. Robin Ganzert, president and CEO of the American Humane Association (AHA). Gaznert explained the 75-year history of AHA, which protects more than 100,000 animal actors every year through programs […]
HPU Hires Lassiter as Resident Director
HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 14, 2014 – The Office of Student Life at High Point University recently hired Megan Lassiter as the resident director of the women’s complex. As resident director, Lassiter is responsible for the safety and well-being of students in her care, as well as providing programs that instill community spirit within the […]
Students Dive Into Civic Engagement This Election Season
Election season is over, and most people are putting politics on the back-burner – for now, at least. However, High Point University promotes civic values year-round through polls that track opinion on issues important to the public, placing students in internships in politics and other public service, providing commentary on politics through faculty experts and […]
Grant Series to Feature Local Chicana Artist
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 16, 2014 – High Point University’s Women’s and Gender Studies Program and the Modern Foreign Language Department will host local artist Beka Butts at 7 p.m. on Oct. 29 in the Francis Auditorium of Phillips Hall. The event is presented in conjunction with the Faculty Cultural Enrichment Grant Series and HPU’s […]
Featured Garden: The Welcome Garden
The Welcome Garden greets visitors and admissions guests as they enter High Point University. This breathtaking garden was added in 2013 and has flowers blooming virtually every month of the year. The design was inspired by gardens off of Champs-Elysées Avenue in Paris. Click here for more images from the HPU Photo Blog by campus photographer […]
Graphic Design Expert to Present at HPU
HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 24, 2014 – High Point University will host Argentinian graphic designer and branding expert Sebastian Guerrini as part of its Faculty Cultural Enrichment Grant Series. He will present “The Power of Image” at 7 p.m. on Oct. 7 in the Francis Auditorium of Phillips Hall. The event is free and open […]
Sportscaster Bob Rathbun to Visit HPU
HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 19, 2014 – High Point University will welcome Emmy award-winning sports announcer, author and motivational speaker Bob Rathbun for a presentation at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 30 in the Wilson Commerce Ballroom on campus. The event is free and open to the public; no tickets are required. Author of the book […]
HPU Raises $35.1 Million Without Formal Campaign in Fiscal 13-14
HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 15, 2014 – Support from alumni, parents, donors and advocates continues to grow for High Point University as the amount of gifts and pledges climbed to $35.1 million in fiscal 2013-14 without a formal campaign. These proceeds will be invested in scholarships, academic programs and facilities such as the Center for […]
Faculty Voice Recital To Be Held At HPU
HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 28, 2014 – High Point University will host a faculty voice recital at 2 p.m. on Sept. 14 in the Pauline Theatre of the Hayworth Fine Arts building on campus. Mezzo-soprano, Candice Burrows, co-chair of voice at HPU, will be accompanied by Japanese collaborative pianist Hisako Hiratsuka of Tufts University; oboist […]
Herndon Joins Admissions Office
HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 16, 2014 – High Point University recently welcomed Cameron Herndon to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions as admissions counselor. Herndon’s admissions role will send her around the country to provide support for fellow counselors in all territories with college fairs, student events and family receptions. “I am excited to work with […]
Professor Co-Authors Publication on Pain-Related Disability
HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 8, 2014 – Dr. Kelly Curtis, assistant professor of psychology at High Point University, co-authored a recent publication entitled, “Accuracy of the Modified Somatic Perception Questionnaire and Pain Disability Index in the Detection of Malingered Pain-Related Disability in Chronic Pain,” which will appear in the forthcoming issue of The Clinical Neuropsychologist. […]
May Joins Construction and Renovation Department
HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 21, 2014 – High Point University welcomes Andrea May to the staff of the construction and renovation department, where she will serve as financial and administrative coordinator for the director and assistant director. The Jamestown native, who has a background in both commercial and residential construction, will assist the department in […]
Alumna Brings Stouffer’s Mac and Cheese Truck to HPU
HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 17, 2014 – Hundreds of High Point University students, faculty and staff were treated to free, customizable mac and cheese bowls, straight from a Stouffer’s food truck on Monday. The Stouffer’s Food Truck visited campus during a year-long tour around the country. Marin Seifert, a 2013 alumna of HPU and account […]
Updates in the Sciences
The sciences at High Point University are growing rapidly. As HPU gears up to launch new physician assistant, pharmacy and physical therapy programs, the departments of biology, chemistry and physics are also expanding to meet a growing need for science professionals. In the past two years, physics has split off to become its own department; […]
Ordination Service Honors Minister to the University
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 8, 2014 – Faith leaders and the High Point University community gathered on Oct. 1 for the installation of the Rev. Preston Davis, minister to the university. Davis became minister to the university in 2013. Before arriving, he was commissioned in 2011 by the United Methodist Church as a provisional elder, […]
Theatre to Perform ‘On the Verge’
HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 29, 2014 – High Point University’s Department of Theatre will take on Eric Overmyer’s “On the Verge; or, The Geography of Yearning,” in an upcoming performance. The production will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 9-11, and Oct. 13-15 in the Empty Space Theatre. “‘On the Verge’ is a wildly […]
Attorney General Roy Cooper Visits HPU
HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 8, 2014 – High Point University students today had the opportunity to hear from North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper, who visited HPU as the first stop on his “College Cash & Credit Tour” of six colleges across state. Cooper, along with other attorneys and staff from his Consumer Protection Division […]
HPU to Host Authors for Discussion on Leadership
HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 2, 2014 – High Point University will host two authors and leadership experts as part of its Community Enrichment Series. Phil Johnston, a 15-year chief executive officer of a public technology company, and Dr. Lane Anderson, retired educator and naval reserve captain, will present “The Heightened Importance of Leadership in All […]
HPU Welcomes Record Number of New Students to Campus
HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 23, 2014 – California. Texas. New York. Pennsylvania. North Carolina. Vehicles that flocked to High Point this weekend carried license plates from across the country. What they shared in common was their destination – High Point University. HPU welcomed a record-breaking number of 1,470 new students during its annual Welcome Week. […]
Broadcast Legend Tom Brokaw to Serve as HPU’s 2015 Commencement Speaker
HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 19, 2014 – High Point University continues its tradition of bringing renowned thought leaders to campus by hosting distinguished journalist Tom Brokaw as its 2015 Commencement Speaker. “Tom Brokaw has touched the lives of millions through his powerful storytelling on relevant issues,” says Dr. Nido Qubein, HPU president. “Many generations have […]
Photography Instructor Selected for Exhibition
HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 13, 2014 – A photograph by Benita VanWinkle, instructor of art at High Point University, was recently accepted into a juried online photo exhibition by the Black Box Gallery in Portland, Oregon. VanWinkle’s photograph, titled, “Byrd Theatre, Richmond, VA,” was one of 54 images selected from 525 submissions for the “Focus: […]
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